NOTE: This observation is the continuation of an earlier post: Eastern Screech Owl – Pecan Tree Portrait

There was some bad news out of Irving last week. Evidently the storms that rolled through last weekend got the better of one of the owlets and he didn’t pull through. No word yet about the condition of the other owlet or the adults.

These pictures were taken before the worst of the rain. You can see from these photographs that the owlets were quite charming and inclined to clown around. Terrible that we lost one.

Eastern Screech Owl - The Latest
Eastern Screech Owl - The Latest
Eastern Screech Owl - The Latest
Eastern Screech Owl - The Latest

Observation Details

DateJun 7, 2013
Time of DayAfternoon
TemperatureWarm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
WeatherPartly Cloudy
HabitatResidential-Single Family
Type of BehaviorCare of Young
ObserverSabra Taggart

4 Replies to “Eastern Screech Owl – The Latest”

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  2. For the last three winters I have had a screech owl move in to the owl box mounted in a large elm tree in my front yard. Typically, it would show up in early November and stay through March. This year, I am disappointed that my little friend has not arrived yet (assuming it’s been the same owl year after year.) Is there any data indicating that owl populations are down this year? Do owls tend to return to the same place year after year? Thanks.

  3. I have not seen it yet but the last few nights I have heard a Great Horned owl in my backyard, I used to hear one years ago and now I hear one again. So exciting! Lewisville, TX by Grandy’s lane.

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